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ICC Cricket World Cup School Presentation Competition

Somerset County Cricket Club and Somerset Cricket Board have teamed up to offer local schools an amazing opportunity.

As part of the initiative schools will:

  • receive a free coaching session and play cricket in the Centre of Excellence
  • get the chance to have a tour of the Cooper Associates County Ground
  • meet the players
  • present their projects to some of the most important people at Somerset County Cricket Club
  • win tickets to a Somerset Vitality Blast match

What Schools have to do:

All that school’s need to do to enter is fill in a simple on-line form by clicking here

Six schools will then be selected at random from all those who enter.

Those six schools will then be allocated a country to study.

The six schools will then need to create a 10-minute presentation, to be delivered by up to 10 pupils, on their allocated country (Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan).

The title of this presentation will be: “The Culture of Cricket”.

This may cover any aspect, including: history, geography, religion, exports, culture, cricket history, importance of the sport within the community etc. Pupils can present in any way or form they would like to. A laptop, projector and screen will be available if required.

The presentation will be made in the Long Room at the Cooper Associates County Ground on April 29th to a panel that will include: Somerset County Cricket Club’s Strategy Director, SCCC’s Media & Community Executive and Somerset Cricket Board’s Youth Development Manager.

The six finalists will all:

  • have a tour of Somerset County Cricket Club
  • take part in a player Q & A session
  • play cricket in the Centre of Excellence
  • receive 10 pupil, 10 parent and 4 staff tickets to the Somerset v Sussex T20 game on Sunday July 28th
  • receive 50 guaranteed tickets to ‘School’s Day’

Winning Prize: 
The winning school will be the ‘Guard of Honour’ and welcome the teams on to the field for the Somerset v Sussex Sharks Vitality Blast game on Sunday July 28th.

For more information please email scott.chappell@somersetcricketboard.org.

The closing date for entering the competition is Monday March 4th.

Schools will need to be available to attend the Cooper Associates County Ground for the presentation, tour and coaching session on Monday April 29th and on the allocated match days.

The six schools that are selected at random will be notified by Friday March 8th.

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